Apple TV+ sheds an unusual and refreshing light on one of America’s greatest poets.
The trailer has dropped for ’Dickinson’ with actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld starring as a turnt up Emily Dickinson in a refreshing retelling of the iconic poet’s life.
The period comedy is created, written and executive produced by Alena Smith. It will feature half-hour episodes and is produced by Wiip, Anonymous Content, Sugar23 Productions and David Gordon Green, Darlene Hunt and Alena Smith.
Dickinson is set in the 1800s and sees oscar-nominated actress Steinfeld as a promiscuous young Emily Dickinson that definitely doesn’t adhere to the books about the poet. The show explores society’s constraints on society as it challenges gender roles to the perspective of Dickinson in a coming-of-age story. The 19th-century poet is an unexpected but truly relevant figure for the younger generation of this era.
Steinfeld is no stranger to the historical genre. Her breakthrough role was in her feature film acting debut for the Cohen brother’s True Grit, an American Revisionist Western film from 2010. Steinfeld’s performance as Mattie Ross received a nod from the 2011 Academy Awards in the category of Best Supporting Actress. Since then, she has risen to fame and made a steady career in acting and as a recording artist finding success in both.
Aside from starring in the series, Steinfeld also acts as executive producer. The cast includes Jane Krakowski, Toby Huss, Anna Baryshnikov, Ella Hunt, and Adrian Blake Enscoe. Dickinson’s first season will premiere exclusively this fall on Apple TV+.
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